by Lukipop

[2.4] Thresh Guide - Hook, Trap, Repeat - Thresh support guide

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Patch 2.4
August 17, 2021 17:43
Support

Hook, Trap, Repeat - Thresh support guide

Learn how to hook, flay, and trap your enemies while saving your team and helping them take the most suicidal dives with ease.

Pros

  • Has very good single target focusing
  • Has a versitle kit for an engage tank
  • So far the only support that offers his team a means of teleport
  • Has a cool voice :)

Cons

  • Gets no bonus AR per level, making him very passive relient
  • Has no built in damage reduction abilities, making him squishy as a frontliner
  • His hook animation is rather long, giving enemies time to reposition
  • Doesn't look as scary and awesome as he used to...

Thresh Build

Best Build Guide for Thresh

Starting Items
Boots of Speed
Core Items
Gargoyle Enchant
Zeke's Convergence
Dead Man's Plate
Against critical comps
Randuin's Omen
Frozen Heart
Against heavy AP comps
Abyssal Mask
Force of Nature
Against a lot of healing
Thornmail
If you somehow have a Sona mid or Soraka top
Spirit Visage

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Its time to talk about the biggest problem with ThreshThresh - He is a frontline tank with no damage reduction in his kit. You might be saying "oh but Lukipop you adorable handsome piece of work, he has his souls that give him armor!" Well, yes he does, but here are two flaws for this passive:

1. Souls don't give bonus MR

2. ThreshThresh doesn't get bonus AR per level to compensate. 

So yea, you will be surprised at how fast you can die once you engage. For that, I would reccomand to go for Boots of SpeedBoots of Speed as a first item to quickly rush Gargoyle EnchantGargoyle Enchant as fast as possible. Also, it will help you get in and out of hook range more easily to either put pressure or just run in case things go south.

Two items that should always be on ThreshThresh in any game are Zeke's ConvergenceZeke's Convergence since it will make The BoxThe Box into an area of slows and bonus damage, and Dead Man's PlateDead Man's Plate to help you roam around faster. 

Against AP heavy comps I would reccommand Force of NatureForce of Nature and Abyssal MaskAbyssal Mask for extra MR. Against critical comps [which also typically have good attack speed as well] take Randuin's OmenRanduin's Omen and Frozen HeartFrozen Heart to slow down attack and tune them down.

if the enemy has a lot of healing take ThornmailThornmail to reduce it, and if by some chance you get a healer on your team (which is very unlikely to happen) you can take Spirit VisageSpirit Visage to boost the healing on yourself.

Thresh Runes

Best Runes for Thresh

Keystone
Font of Life
Font of Life
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder
Keystone
Aftershock
Aftershock
Domination
Weakness
Weakness
Resolve
Loyalty
Loyalty
Inspiration
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Both sets are set with one goal - The first one is for being a bit more aggresive and less defensive. So, to compensate for not having AftershockAftershock as a means of defense, you will take Bone PlatingBone Plating and use this as an alternative when going in. 

The next set is for those of us (probably me) who would like a more safe approach. This set is a bit tankier while using LoyaltyLoyalty to also better support the team around you. whatever set you choose, how you should play thresh remains the same.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Damnation
Damnation - Passive
Death Sentence
Death Sentence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Dark Passage
Dark Passage
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Flay
Flay
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
The Box
The Box
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Best spell -take it.
Exhaust
Good against all in champions
Ignite
Good against healers or if your team is a quick burst comp.
Heal
If the enemy lacks ignites and has no burst champions, this spell can work good.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Death Sentence
1st
Flay
3rd

This will be your basic hook combo in lane. Use Death SentenceDeath Sentence followed by FlayFlay to hook and then knock your enemy into your ally.

Dark Passage
2nd
Damnation
Passive

If you are too afraid to collect souls, use Dark PassageDark Passage to pick them up from a distance. 

Death Sentence
1st
Flay
3rd
The Box
Ult

This is your all-in combo. Use Death SentenceDeath Sentence along with Dark PassageDark Passage and The BoxThe Box . Make sure to focus on the right target (AHEM AHEM ENEMY CARRY AHEM AHEM) when doing this combo.

Flash
Flash
Death Sentence
1st

Does flash hook works? Yes, it can. And it can look pretty darn cool if you succed.

Thresh Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Sona
Easy
Sona
Lux
Easy
Lux
Katarina
Easy
Katarina
Galio
Hard
Galio
Xayah
Hard
Xayah
Olaf
Hard
Olaf
Ezreal
Hard
Ezreal
Leona
Skill
Leona

Laning might be hard, sure, but if you get a good engage on her, it is die or flash, or both on her part.

Thresh

How to be best reaper

1. ThreshThresh is best paired up with good follow up adc's such as [tristanna] and JhinJhin .

2. Apart from helping your team get to you, thresh can also use his lantern to collect souls or give vision. Use this to your advantage.

3. Enemies that get hooked are revealed. Use it to detect them from across terain and help your team know where they are.

4. Sometimes, especially if you have a lot of movement speed, you can simply walk into an enemy and use [thresh:3] followed up by Death SentenceDeath Sentence for an easier catch.

5.Make sure to always be on the move. Roam around the map and try to make plays, as thresh is best at picking off people who are out of position.

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